Merry Wet Christmas for Honolulu BWS

In late November, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) approved a Christmas present for itself – a five-year schedule of rate increases that result in the cost of water in Honolulu going up by about 50%.  Two of the … Read More

Think Tech Hawaii: Continued TANF Hoarding (Talking Tax)

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378 Million Dollars Idle. The hosts for this show are Jay Fidell and Tom Yamachika. About a year ago, we tried to shine the spotlight on a federal program for families and children called TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. … Read More

TANF Hoarding, Continued

About a year ago, we tried to shine the spotlight on a federal program for families and children called TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.  That program provides assistance for struggling families and children – but not directly.  The federal … Read More

TANF Hoarding

One of the ways our government provides a safety net for those less fortunate is through a program called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF. TANF was enacted in 1996 as a program that replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), which used to provide cash assistance to families with children experiencing poverty.

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